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ZKTECO USA integrates STiD Mobile ID for Advanced Contactless Access Control Offering

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- STid announced today that ZKTecoUSA has integrated the STiD Mobile ID® application with ZKTecoUSA's ZKey mobile credential app for a more comprehensive, advanced contactless access control offering. The combined, enhanced mobile application offers four unique modes for contactless identification to ensure users have multiple options to meet their individual needs and preferences in addition to secure and dynamic QR code support.

Helen Butler, GCPA Executive Director, Statement On Election Integrity In Georgia Primary

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Helen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda (GCPA), issued the following statement about election integrity during the Georgia Primary on May 24, 2022.

OneKey MLS names Down Payment Resource partners as designated provider of down payment assistance tools

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- OneKey® MLS, the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in New York, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, to indicate MLS residential listings that may be eligible for down payment assistance and other homebuyer affordability programs.

realMLS enhances listing service with Down Payment Resource to help subscribers connect consumers with homebuyer assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- realMLS, serving 11,000 members in Northeast Florida, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to enhance its platform with DPR's suite of real estate agent tools that help MLS customers connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs.

FormFree opens registration to its third annual Heroes Golf Classic 2022 benefiting the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced it has opened registration to the organization's third annual Heroes Golf Classic, which will be held on September 9, 2022, at Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course in Buford, Georgia. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance and preparedness education to communities affected by disaster.

Down Payment Resource teams up with Realtor.com to Help Home Shoppers Find Homebuyer Assistance Programs

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Realtor.com® has deployed DPR's search tool that helps home shoppers find homebuyer assistance programs.

Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker recognized with several local and national distinctions

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., F.A.C.S., owner and founder of Atlanta Face & Body, has been recognized by several renowned national and local publications for her outstanding work in plastic surgery and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. The most recent of these was being named in Modern Luxury's "Top Doctor Spotlight."

SBA commemorates 20 years of serving large and mid-sized employers’ benefits consulting needs

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) announced the firm is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since opening its doors in April 2002, SBA has helped organizations in every sector of the North American economy navigate their toughest employee benefits challenges while reducing plan expenses and improving efficiency, compliance and the participant experience.

Down Payment Resource releases Q1 2022 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced the release of its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,238 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 46 from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

FormFree’s Christy Moss recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association for outstanding contributions in mortgage technology

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has named FormFree Chief Customer Officer Christy Moss, CMB, a 2022 Tech All-Star. Since 2002, the Tech All-Star Awards have honored leaders who have made outstanding contributions to mortgage technology.

FormFree and Take3Tech integration brings AccountChek asset, income and employment verification to the LoanMAPS mortgage technology platform

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced it has partnered with Take Three Technologies (Take3Tech) to make its AccountChek® automated asset, income, and employment verification solutions available within LoanMAPS™, an all-in-one loan origination platform that encompasses a loan origination system (LOS), point-of-sale system (POS), customer relationship management system (CRM), compliance monitoring and report generation.

FormFree grows executive team, appoints Eric Lapin chief strategy officer

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that it has appointed Eric Lapin to the role of chief strategy officer (CSO). In this position, Lapin will leverage his more than 25 years' experience in leadership roles at marquee mortgage technology firms and financial institutions to steer the strategic vision and partnerships driving FormFree's growth.

George Mason Mortgage selects FormFree AccountChek to streamline its verification of borrower assets, income and employment

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that Washington, D.C.-based George Mason Mortgage (GMM) has selected AccountChek® as the regional lender's exclusive provider of automated asset, income and employment verification services. GMM will use AccountChek to simplify the loan application experience for borrowers, improve productivity for its team of 120 mortgage loan officers and reduce loan cycle times.

Mary Costello joins FormFree team as director of vendor management, risk and compliance

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced that it has welcomed 17-year finance industry veteran Mary Costello to its team as director of vendor management, risk and compliance. In this role, Costello will support FormFree's audit, risk and compliance efforts across the management of internal and external vendor, lender and integration partnerships.

Lincoln County Voters Triumph as Board of Elections Scraps Plans to Close 7 Polling Locations

LINCOLNTON, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- After several attempts by the Lincoln County Board of Elections to reduce the number of polling places in Lincoln County Georgia, the Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda and other voting rights groups were elated that the voice of the voters was heard and their efforts to stop the board from closing seven locations to create one was successful.

FormFree celebrates recognition as an eight-time HousingWire Tech100 honoree

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced it has been named a HousingWire (HW) Tech100 winner for the eighth time. The HW Tech100 Mortgage awards program recognizes companies revolutionizing the mortgage lending process from origination to closing and beyond.

FormFree names former ICE finance executive Patrick Rutherford as CFO to fuel its next stage in company growth

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced that it has appointed Patrick Rutherford, former finance executive at Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), as chief financial officer (CFO). In his new role at FormFree, Rutherford will lead the organization's finance, accounting and compliance functions.

FormFree’s AccountChek joins forces with Freddie Mac for industry-first automated assessment of direct deposit income

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that its AccountChek® digital asset verification service will support a first-of-its-kind solution from Freddie Mac that allows mortgage lenders to assess a prospective homebuyer's income using direct deposit data. Available to mortgage lenders nationwide, Freddie Mac's Loan Product Advisor® (LPASM) asset and income modeler (AIM) solution fulfills mortgage verification of assets (VOA) and verification of income (VOI) requirements.

Down Payment Resource welcomes Marcy Ash, AMP, as Director of Strategic Projects

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has appointed Marcy Ash, AMP, as director of strategic projects. In her role at DPR, Ash will manage relationships with state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) and spearhead industry partnerships and strategies that help DPR deliver greater value to its customers.

RICE Grant Enables HBCU Green Fund to Expand STEM & Energy Training, Mentorship, and Internship Opportunities for Atlanta University Center Students

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The HBCU Green Fund recently announced a partnership with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) that increases their capacity to train, mentor and identify internships in energy and STEM industries for students at the Atlanta University Center (AUC). A Department of Energy grant to RICE provides resources for the AUC Energy Project, including a fellowship program exposing students from various majors to emerging opportunities in renewable energy and sustainability.

Down Payment Resource Presents 2021 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award to Ruth Johnson

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Ruth Johnson, founder and CEO of Homes for Heroes, has been selected the winner of its fourth annual 2021 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye Kicks Off 2022 GOTV Tour Featuring Award-Winning One-Woman Play: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Healing Through The Sound of Music announces: Award-winning singer, actress, and playwright, Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye kicks off the 2022 tour of her one-woman stage play about voting rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, with a live performance Feb. 17, 2022 at University of Maryland Eastern Shores.

Capstone Logistics Launches CapstonePay for Digital Unloading Payments

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has announced the launch of CapstonePay, a remote payment system that enables truck drivers delivering into Capstone-supported facilities to electronically pay for unloading services without leaving their cab.

Alliance Group, a leading national insurance marketing organization, announces a series of promotions for 2022

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group, a leading national insurance marketing organization (IMO), announced a series of promotions within their ranks, effective immediately. Mark Powell was promoted from Systems Engineer to Chief Strategy Officer,

Down Payment Resource releases Q4 2021 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced the release of its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,192 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database showed measurable quarter-over-quarter gains in program funding levels and an increased prevalence of programs aimed at assisting community heroes.

PRESS CONFERENCE WED. JAN. 19, 2022: Coalition of Voting Rights Activists Will Deliver Petition to Stop Lincoln County from Eliminating All But One Polling Place

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- As the U.S. Senate continues to discuss voting rights amid national efforts to disenfranchise voters, the new Lincoln County Board of Elections will vote Wed. Jan. 19, 2022 on whether to close all polling places except one. A coalition of voting rights activists will present a petition to the board at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19, and a press conference will follow. The petition drive was coordinated by the Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda (The Peoples Agenda) among others.

Stack Sports Partners with Soccer Leaders to Launch National GOALS Council

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Industry thought leaders across youth soccer have partnered with Stack Sports to launch the GOALS Council, an innovative strategic advisory council. This council brings together forward-thinking stakeholders from across the country to solve pressing problems facing youth soccer today, and work together to better the sport for the next generation.

Capstone Logistics Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Insource Performance Solutions

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Capstone Logistics, LLC ("Capstone" or the "Company"), a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, announced today that it has acquired Insource Performance Solutions, LLC ("Insource") for cash from management. Insource is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based warehouse services company providing a range of value-added, outsourced services to distribution centers.

Alliance Group and Living Benefits Awareness Month

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group launched their fifth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2022. The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays in protecting families' financial security.

BankSouth Mortgage’s Shannon K. Bradshaw named 2022 Five Star Mortgage Professional

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- BankSouth Mortgage today announced that Senior Mortgage Banker Shannon K. Bradshaw has been recognized as a 2022 Five Star Mortgage Professional award winner. Each year, Five Star Professional honors outstanding real estate agents and mortgage professionals across the country, recognizing no more than 7% of all agents in a market.

Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, takes place each January and aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group recently announced the 2022 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their fifth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month campaign. The Ambassadors will head up local grassroots campaigns to spread education and awareness for Living Benefits Awareness Month in January 2022.

2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Ranks FormFree 379th Fastest-Growing Company in North America

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced it ranked 379 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 27th year.

FormFree raises over $57,000 for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia at second annual Heroes Golf Classic

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced that it raised $57,030 to benefit the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross during this year's Heroes Golf Classic charity tournament. Now in its second year, the 2021 Heroes Golf Classic brought together more than 100 golfers and volunteers at the Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia, on October 29 to raise money and awareness for disaster relief services, blood drives and educational programs.

Mortgage Professional America honors FormFree Account Manager Laura Graben with 2021 Rising Stars award

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that Account Manager Laura Graben has been named a 2021 Rising Star by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine. The MPA Rising Stars award program honors promising young professionals who are making an impact on the housing and mortgage industries.

As City Runoffs Loom, Georgia Non-Profit Proclaims November ‘No More Runoffs Month’

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Georgia voters head to the polls, and some cities may need runoff elections this month. To educate citizens about alternatives to this system, Better Ballot Georgia, Inc (BBGa), an all-volunteer, Georgia non-profit proclaims November to be "No More Runoffs Month."